Inspired by the crepes of Paris, Banana Nutella Croissants come together with just 4 ingredients. They are deceptively easy and wildly addictive!

Flakey, buttery pastries filled with luscious Nutella spread and sweet, caramelized banana slices.

Outstanding with a captial “O.” That’s what these croissants are.

4-Ingredient Banana Nutella Croissant on a cutting board with a banana and a jar of Nutella.

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If you are generous enough to share them with family and friends, they will be gone in a flash. Even better if you hoard them all for yourself, but they’ll still be gone in a flash!

This recipe is inspired by trips long ago to Paris where I would devour crepes filled with bananas and Nutella.

It really was the absolute best treat, and no matter how much I wanted to try a ham and cheese version (driven by my love of sandwiches), I always ordered the ones stuffed with warm bananas and Nutella.

Croissant triangles laid out on parchment paper with one containing Nutella and slices of bananas.

Thaw the puff pastry according to the package instructions: 40 minutes at room temperature until softened but still cold.

The pastry will crack if it is too stiff but you can easily press your fingers into the seams to fix the cracks. Unfold each sheet onto a lightly floured surface and make your cuts. I like to use a pizza cutter but a knife will work just fine, of course.

Aim for thin slices of banana so they fold nicely within the croissant. If you have huge, thick chunks, they won’t bend.

4-Ingredient Banana Nutella Croissants on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper before they are baked.

Thin banana slices also bake nicely in the oven, developing a golden, caramelized taste and texture that is positively mouth-watering. You won’t be able to see them once the Nutella melts, but they are there, ripe with vibrant banana flavor.

Like I said, just try and share!

4-Ingredient Banana Nutella Croissant on a cutting board.

4-Ingredient Banana Nutella Croissant on a cutting board with a banana and a jar of Nutella.

4-Ingredient Banana Nutella Croissants

Inspired by the crepes of Paris, Banana Nutella Croissants come together with just 4 ingredients. They are deceptively easy and wildly addictive!
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 12 servings, 1 croissant each
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Calories 116


  • 1 box (2 sheets) frozen puff pastry thawed until softened by still cold
  • 3/4 cup Nutella or other hazelnut spread
  • 1-2 bananas thinly sliced (36 slices)
  • 1 egg plus 1 tablespoon water, lightly beaten


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  • Working with one sheet of puff pastry at a time, unfold it on a lightly floured surface. Following the seams in the puff pastry, cut the sheet into thirds. 
  • Cut each third into two triangles by cutting between two opposite corners to make six long, skinny triangles. Repeat with second sheet of puff pastry until you have 12 triangles.
  • Spread 1 tablespoon Nutella on the widest part of each triangle. Top with 3 banana slices.
  •  Starting at the wide end of the triangle, roll the pastry up so the tip of the pastry is underneath the croissant. Arrange on prepared baking sheet and repeat with remaining triangles.
  • Brush the tops of the croissants with the egg and water mixture. Place in oven and bake until the croissants are fragrant and golden brown, 30 to 40 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool 5 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.


Calories: 116kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 13mgPotassium: 117mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 27IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 1mg
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  1. Thaanks so much for sharing – I had no idea you could make croissants so easily with puff pastry! I tried out a savoury version with tomato and mozzarella for my own food blog and linked to your site. I hope that’s OK, and thanks again for the inspiring recipe!

  2. So when you said “hoard them to yourself,” that was like a command, right? Because that’s exactly what I’d do with these. Simple and delicious!5 stars

    1. Elizabeth I’m so glad you get me. It was definitely a command. :) I am not very good at sharing (“does not play well with others”) never mind when we’re talking about banana and nutella. Game over!!!

  3. You read my mind! I just had nutella banana croissants when I was traveling in Greece 2 weeks ago!! What a lovely coincident! I’m pretty sure I wrote that idea down on some paper, which is long gone. I thought it is a genius idea and I got to try it at home (I was thinking about using supermarket croissant)! Thanks for the recipe and your version looks even better! I need to cook those soon. Awesome cannot describe their deliciousness!

    1. Thank you so much Maggie, I definitely love the nutella/banana combo. I had no idea these were a favorite in Greece too, although why not? Put bananas and nutella on anything and they are fabulous! :)

    1. Thank you Allie, I am not exactly a pastry chef so I look for super easy recipes like this. :) All flavor, not much work!

    1. Zainab I have to agree with you, nutella and bananas are so wonderful together. Then again anything is amazing with nutella… yum!

  4. This is really clever! I never thought to make croissants using puff pastry, and even if I did, I definitely would not have figured out how to get the croissant shape using triangles. And it’s such a clever short cut for a fab treat – banana and nutella goes great! Actually I am not a huge fan of banana to be honest, I am thinking I will make this with strawberries. Hopefully that will work! :) PS Thanks for putting Nutella in my mind. I am so tempted to grab a spoon and get stuck into the jar RIGHT NOW.5 stars

    1. I have also made these without any fruit whatsoever – DIVINE! Although strawberries do sound pretty good. I just have a soft spot in my heart for bananas and nutella. No matter how you make these, they are super yummy! :)

  5. I cooked with Nutella this week also, great minds. They look and sound amazing and since there’s a healthy fruit in there we can eat more, right?5 stars

    1. Absolutey Janette, I am pretty sure each croissant here counts as a serving of fruit for the day. :) Isn’t Nutella just the best? I heart Nutella.

    1. Thank you, Julie! They were so good! I ate 4 immediately after taking the photos. Such a pig. :)

  6. These look delicious Meggan! So sweet and flakey. Never thought of addend banana, they totally remind me of banana nutella crepes! Great for a weekend breakfast! Will try them!

    1. Thank you, Justine! Put Nutella with anything and it’s good. Can you recommend a beer pairing?! just kidding, don’t waste your precious time with my silly questions. ;)

    2. You know, my husband would rather I didn’t add the banana. But, I really think it improves them! Although Nutella is definitely delicious on its own. :)